How to charge your iPhone from a power outlet in Moldova

Instructions on how to power your iPhone with a Moldovan power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C USB charger and how to recharge the iPhone using a two pinned Type F USB charger.

Moldovan power outlet

Varying different combinations of voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power the iPhone in Moldova. When going to Moldova this page contains instructions showing how to charge your iPhone using the standard types F or C Moldovan 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. When you are visiting Moldova from a different region please ensure that the iPhone can accept a 240v supply. If your iPhone originated in a country which uses a lower voltage such as 110 volts make sure your device is dual-voltage (marked with 100-240 volts) otherwise you may need to use an additional power converter to avoid the device from overheating when charging it. If you intend on visiting a destination like Chisinau refer to the wikipedia entry about Moldova [1] for further details prior to the area.

This page details the iPhone first generation, the original iPhone is missing some features which have since been introduced to more recent iPhones. Visit the Apple category page for the full range of Apple iPhones. These instructions assume that you have installed Apple iOS 3 or greater on the iPhone.

Charging the iPhone in Moldova

Can the iPhone be used in Moldova?

You can connect the iPhone to a Moldovan power outlet.

What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Moldova?

When you are travelling to multiple countries the best international travel power adapter for Moldova to buy is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger. There are two different standards of wall outlets that Moldovans use (types F and C) and using a power charger like this ensures that you are covered for type C. As these types of chargers come with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world just by changing the supplied heads. If your iPhone supports Fast Charge then you'll benefit from faster recharging times by using one of these power chargers, along with additional support for certain power demanding devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can charge more than one device at the same time without needing to bring individual power chargers for your trip to Moldova. By only packing a single travel charger will keep the overall size and weight down, making it ideal to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and convenient for charging your iPhone at an airport or on a plane. Due to their flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple smartphones and tablets with only a single wall outlet.

We suggest buying this type of versatile travel adapter online. The power adapter illustrated below is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger which has been tested successfully with multiple USB devices in numerous different countries around the world with good reliably.

Alternative travel adapter for Moldova

The 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices such as the iPhone, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs these power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All 3 power adapters offer surge protection which can be useful for travellers to regions with unreliable power supplies. These travel converters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Moldova and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America going to Moldova.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs and is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for a wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Moldova. [8] [AD]
What is the best power charger for the iPhone in Moldova?

Powering the iPhone with a Moldovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

Instructions on how to power your iPhone from a Moldovan power outlet by using the Apple 30 pin connector and a two pinned Type C USB adapter.

  1. If you want to supply power to the iPhone using the Moldovan power outlet you'll need to use a Type C USB power adapter [4] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] (typically already supplied with the device).
  2. Start by taking the Type C USB power adapter and inserting it into the power supply. You can recognise the plug outlet by 2 round adjacent holes next to each other.
  3. Then connect one end of the cable into the USB mains adapter and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon that you'll find in the top right corner of your cell will display a charging icon to indicate that the iPhone is charging, typically taking around one-four hours to fully recharge to 100% capacity.
Powering the iPhone with a Moldovan power outlet by using a 2 pinned Type C Europlug USB adapter

How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Moldovan power outlet

A guide on how to power your iPhone with a Moldovan power outlet by using a USB 30-pin Apple connector and a 2 pinned Type F USB charger.

  1. To supply power to your iPhone from the Moldovan power outlet you'll need a Type F USB power adapter [7] and a USB to Apple 30 pin cable [5] - the USB cable is usually already supplied with your device.
  2. Begin by taking the Type F USB power adapter and inserting it into the power outlet. You can recognise the power supply by two 4.8mm circular holes 19 mm adjacent to each other where the two pins sit, plus a pair of grounding clips above and below.
  3. Then connect one end of the Apple cord into the USB mains charger and the other end into the dock connector on the iPhone. The iPhone dock connector is found at bottom of the iPhone.
  4. Switch on the Moldovan power outlet.
  5. The battery icon which you'll find in the top right corner of your iPhone will display a charging icon to indicate that the mobile is powering up, typically taking roughly 1-4 hours to fully recharge.
How to use a Type F power charger for recharging your iPhone from a Moldovan power outlet

See also

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  1. Wikipedia - wikipedia entry about Moldova
  2. Apple - the original iPhone product manual
  3. iec.ch - Type C power outlet
  4. Type C USB power adapter - European Type C USB chargers are unearthed and have two 4mm rounded pins spaced 19mm apart, between $10 to $15.
  5. USB to Apple 30 pin cable - This connects compatible iPhones, iPods and iPads to a USB port for charging, syncing and playing music, between $5 to $10.
  6. iec.ch - Type F power outlet
  7. Type F USB power adapter - Type F USB chargers are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, under $15.
  8. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, around $15.